Opinion

Heavyweight political parties pig out on the money pie
Heavyweight political parties pig out on the money pie
It took more than a month for the treasury and the Independent Electoral Commission to add up just how much public money is flowing into the...
Brics needs a new approach if it's going to foster a more equitable global order
Brics needs a new approach if it's going to foster a more equitable global order
The formation of the BRICS – the bloc made of...
And God said: ‘Go braai, hang or whatever’
And God said: ‘Go braai, hang or whatever’
The lawyer’s office was filled to the brim with eight billion people — the entire population of the world — waiting breathlessly to...
What KPMG’s Gupta imbroglio says about corruption in SA
What KPMG’s Gupta imbroglio says about corruption in SA
As far as corporate accountability goes, the recent announcement that the CEO and seven senior executives at auditing and consultancy firm KMPG in...
Women tackle taxi terror
Women tackle taxi terror
The daughter of a colleague was recently sexually assaulted in a minibus taxi on her way home from school.
Bring women farmers to the food security table
Bring women farmers to the food security table
On a lovely spring day this month, I was surprised by what I witnessed at South Africa’s first urban agricultural summit.
Who’ll do the cooking if a woman is elected president?
Who’ll do the cooking if a woman is elected president?
"On your marks! Get set! We are ready for Nkosazana!" These are the words to a catchy anthem composed for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's presidential...
A lazy legal system can’t win against a regime that protects agents of corruption
A lazy legal system can’t win against a regime that protects agents of corruption
This commentator has complained for some time about the lethargy of those public institutions that are enjoined to enforce the law. In particular,...
​Land reform: A broken ladder
​Land reform: A broken ladder
Rural land reform is a political lightning rod in South Africa. Much of President Jacob Zuma’s populist capital has been built on the back of the...
ANC has damaged our humanity
ANC has damaged our humanity
The ANC has not just messed up the foundations of our democracy. It has also committed an arguably worse moral sin: contributing significantly to...
As the ANC crumbles, it’s time to choose
As the ANC crumbles, it’s time to choose
The majority of South Africans, especially black people, are seriously disillusioned. They believe they have been abandoned at sea by their trusted...
Editorial: Biko's ideology must live
Editorial: Biko's ideology must live
In 1977, an apartheid minister of justice, Jimmy Kruger, announced that Steve Biko had died in his cell at a Pretoria prison after a week-long...
I feel so germinal this month
I feel so germinal this month
I don’t suppose Karl Marx imagined the problems he was causing when he titled an essay of his The 18th Brumaire of Louis-Napoleon. Oh,...

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